pilif (23) - zedelgem, - DEC 11, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
tormal coper coloured beer from 4.9°, it has a very dry and a raisin fruitness
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. deep copper with one finger head. malty with substantial breadiness. mild hop bitterness. flat flavor, rather boring. definitely not old-ale-like.
bersek (56) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Každému chutná něco jiného a každý by si měl utvořit názor sám. Nebudu psát neznáme pojmy. Jděte a ochutnejte.
Dfonorow (1327) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour is red/orange with a small white head. Aroma is of apple juice, perfume, coriander, and nutmeg. Taste is sharp, metallic, acidic, wheat, and light spice.
BeerViking (2288) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, deep red-brown with a beige head and a fruity, spicy and faintly winey nose. Dry and roasted-fruity body, then spicy bitter notes coming through. Wintery and more-ish.
ReV2 (138) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Christmas present from 2012, consumed Christmas Eve 2013, BBE 31 October 2013. I’m not sure when it was 5% or an Old Ale, to me an ordinary 4.7% English bitter with an unbalanced hop melee. Nothing memorable here, just another beer living on past glories.
BBB63 (5937) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (4.7% ABV, Maris Otter, Crystal and Wheat with just Golding hops) and served in nonic Imperial pint glass: Pours a nice coppery hue with a fading head and not much lace. Suppose to be an Olde Ale but really just a ever so slightly beefed up ordinary bitter. Nice EKG character, apple berry undertone and biscuity Maris Otter but the Crystal malt is sort of flabby and obtrusive. Bought it ’cause of the name honestly... not expecting much and still did not get what I expected which was an old ale which this is NOT!!!
Rob_D_UK (667) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice chestnut out of the bottle. Malty smell with some spices. Tastes of spices with a wanting sense.
wimpyjoe (3468) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark copper with a small bubbly head. Has a small sweet winter fruit aroma and taste but its relatively smooth texture is its most pleasant aspect.
gripweed57 (589) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
16.09 ounce bottle. Copper colored with a brief beige head that disappears immediately. Baked apple and caramel malt nose. Crisp tangy toasted malt flavor upfront. Bready malt undertones. Faint floral hops in finish. Rather average.
themightyjag (155) - - DEC 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Morrisons.
Thin off white head disappears quickly, no lacing. Body is dark ruby amber. Nose is caramel, berries. Flavour of Christmas cake and marzipan, berries and apple. Mouthfeel is quite thin, low carbonation. Decent enough job of getting the festive flavours across.